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First Year Students

As a first year applicant, MCLA evaluates you for admission based on high school academic performance and strength of curriculum, standardized test scores, and a personal essay in accordance with guidelines established by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE).  Additionally, we encourage you to visit MCLA for a tour and to schedule a meeting with an admission counselor.

The Common Application will be temporarily shutting down on July 23, 2014.  At that time, all existing Common Application accounts and personal information will be erased.  The Common Application will then re-open on August 1 for the 2014-2015 application cycle.

Application Requirements for First Year Students

  • Official high school transcript, including first quarter senior grades and any transcripts for college level courses taken (such as dual enrollment or early college courses). MCLA must receive verification of your high school diploma before you enroll.
  • SAT I or ACT scores (MCLA's College Board code is 3521 and ACT code is 1908)
  • Letter of Recommendation; if you're applying through the Common Application, complete the school report form and teacher evaluation form
  • Personal Statement/Essay (250 - 500 words)
  • $40 application fee